Number Theory Seminar

Monday, September 28, 2015 9:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Ram Murty, Queen’s University

“The theory of Ramanujan expansions”

In 1918, Ramanujan introduced an expansion of an arithmetic function in terms of certain expo- nential sums called Ramanujan sums. These expansions are somewhat similar to Fourier expansions of smooth functions. I will discuss this emerging theory and indicate how one could potentially use it to solve the twin prime conjecture.

MC 5501

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